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Meaning of MARVEL

Pronunciation:  'mârvul

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  1. [n]  something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science"
  2. [v]  be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
  3. [v]  express astonishment or surprise about something

MARVEL is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: wonder, wonder
 See Also: express, give tongue to, happening, natural event, occurrence, react, respond, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar"vel\, n. [OE. mervaile, F. merveille, fr. L.
    mirabilia wonderful things, pl., fr. mirabilis wonderful, fr.
    mirari to wonder or marvel at. See {Admire}, {Smile}, and cf.
    1. That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
             I will do marvels such as have not been done. --Ex.
                                                   xxxiv. 10.
             Nature's sweet marvel undefiled.      --Emerson.
    2. Wonder. [R.] ``Use lessens marvel.'' --Sir W. Scott.
    {Marvel of Peru}. (Bot.) See {Four-o'clock}.
  2. \Mar"vel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Marveled}or {Marvelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Marveling} or {Marvelling}.] [OE. merveilen,
    OF. merveillier.]
    To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to
          Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. --1
                                                   john iii. 13.
  3. \Mar"vel\, v. t.
    1. To marvel at. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
    2. To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.
             But much now me marveleth.            --Rich. the
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